Sausage on a bone
I recently noticed that Domino's Pizza in Taiwan is selling sausages with chicken bones stuck up them. My first thought was that someone at Domino's must have had a bright idea. Maybe they already tried sticking chicken bones in dinner rolls and pizzas and potatoes and then finally decided that they worked best stuck in sausages. But after checking around, I found that there are a number of restaurants in Taiwan that offer "sausage with bone." Domino's calls their product German sausages skewered on a bone, but I don't think the Germans are the ones to blame. This apparently was invented by the Japanese.
Domino's web page calls this delicacy "sausage with bone." However,
that description fails to communicate the fact that the chicken bone has
been inserted into the sausage. This is the opposite of the de-boning
process, so it should logically be called the boning process, but in the
culinary sense, boning is the same things as deboning so we can't call
it "boned sausage." I think "sausage on a chicken bone" gets the point
Above is Japanese Pizza Hut's version of sausage on a bone. The bones
are manicured so neatly that you might even forget that they are bones!
The sausages on the bone above appear to be dancing on the plate.
Poetry and sausage in motion.
You may suspect that the sausages aren't really as beautiful as the pictures
present them. Well, see above for a thorough vindication of Domino's truth in
advertising. This picture was taken from this page, where you will not find more
pictures, and not a single negative comment about them. I think the Taiwanese
are more culturally prepared for this food than westerners due to eating pizzas
with unshelled shrimp on them.
By the way, have you noticed how utterly lacking in bones your average
hamburger patty is?